Beryl Ayn Young’s free mini course One Fix Ingredient, a little snippet from her Momtographie e-course, made me more mindful about the photographs I take of my daughter. Someday I would LOVE to take the full course. One of the best referrals Beryl has given me is the book Elevating the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood by Tracey Clark.

Preserve Precious Moments With This List of Must Take Childhood PhotosI can’t recommend this book enough. It inspired me to make a “must capture” list of moments I want to be sure I document. Each week my goal is to cross off at least one item on my list. And, I don’t let the fact that I don’t have a fancy camera stop me. Tracey reminded me of the little things that I often overlook,  the moments that I  don’t want to forget. I am grateful to her for showcasing the beauty of  the every day. I created this list based on suggestions from her book:

1. Bubble on a bubble wand.

2. Playing a board game, capture the board itself as well.

The Yoga Garden Game
The Yoga Garden Game

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Wildcraft
Wildcraft

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3. Little hands on a tea set.

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Cheers!
Childhood Photo Bucket List
Not a tea set, but Meadow and her godmother making play dough snowmen. I love this one!

4. Details of clothing (Pleats, embroidery, ruffles, buttons and bows.)

Childhood photo bucket list

Childhood Photo Bucket List
Meadow and her BFF in their holiday dresses.

5. Accessories (Hair clips, shoes, socks, etc.)

Preserve Precious Memories With This List of Must Take Childhood Photos
Meadow actually took this one!
Childhood Photo Bucket List
Sparkle tights & the Nutcracker.
Childhood Photo Bucket List
This one is blurry but I still love it. It is rare she lets anything in her hair more than a few minutes!
Fairy Garden
Rain Boots and Ruby Slippers

 

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6. Bath time.

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7. Bed time.Preserve Precious Memories With This List of Must Take Childhood Photos

8. Sick day.

9. My shadow with hersPreserve Precious Memories With This List of Must Take Childhood Photos

10. Legs in the grocery cart. (I better hurry on this one, she’s almost too big!)

11. Meadow saying grace at dinner. (Ok, so this isn’t Meadow, it’s my nephew Colin, listening to Meadow saying grace. Isn’t he so cute?!)

12. Movie night with popcorn.

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13. Holding a Christmas ornament.

14. Jumping on the bed.

15. Silhouette by the Christmas tree.

16. All of the little toy scenes I find from her playing make believe all around the house.

Eating breakfast with Snow White.
Eating breakfast with Snow White.
A tiny dinner for Meadow's "pet fly" Pepper.
A tiny dinner for Meadow’s “pet fly” Pepper.

17. The curves of her hair, her lips, her smile.

Movie night- she wanted to wear her hood towel and cover up with MY baby blanket that my grandmother crocheted for me when I was born.
Movie night- she wanted to wear her hooded towel and cover up with MY baby blanket that my grandmother crocheted for me when I was born.What is on your “must capture” list?

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